The United States announced Tuesday that it had distributed more than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines worldwide, more donations than “all other countries combined” and “this is just the beginning,” according to a statement. The country has sent 111,701,000 doses to more than 60 countries, most through the international Covax initiative but also in collaboration with partners such as the African Union or CARICOM. [Communauté des Caraïbes]. This “reflects American generosity,” the statement said.
In detail, the main beneficiaries to date are Indonesia. [8 millions de doses], Philippines and Colombia [6 millions de doses ou plus], or Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Africa [5 millions ou plus]. These donations “are just the beginning of the US administration’s efforts to bring vaccines to the entire world,” he says.
Starting at the end of the month, the United States will begin shipping the promised 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to 100 developing countries. “It is important to note that the United States has not used, and will not use, its vaccines to win the favor of other states. Our goal is to save lives, ”says the White House, at a time when China and Russia are regularly suspected of using their own vaccine distributions for diplomatic purposes.
President Joe Biden is due to speak on Tuesday about his administration’s efforts to encourage vaccination internationally but also domestically, given the very rapid spread of the Delta variant, which means new restrictions for Americans, whether of origin. public or decided by private companies. .